The moon's surface composition has the presence of thorium, potassium, oxygen, magnesium, silicon, calcium, titanium and iron.

Non-natural elementsEdit

A significant amount of Uranium 236 and Neptunium 237 was confirmed on the Moon in 2009,[1] but was known about as early as 1972.[2] Uranium 236 is a radioactive nuclear waste which is found in spent nuclear and reprocessed Uranium. Neptunium 237 is a radioactive metallic element and a by-product of nuclear reactors and the production of Plutonium. These elements have never been found to occur naturally.

See alsoEdit


  1., Uranium Found on the Moon by Clara Moskowitz | June 29, 2009
  2. Harvard,